Another final update, first off, my last post I didn't mention I was in ECO mode (I had said this was the mode I run in in previous posts), the projector was on for 2 hours prior to taking those measurements.
And also the room temp was 20.5Deg C, there has been focus talk, I thought I saw it 1 day then the next I didn't. When I didn't think I was having a focus issue was when I first got it and room temp was close to 26 C during the testing, BUT. Now living in New England where 1 month the temp is 85 and the next is 55, I have a focus issue.
First off let me say what I am calling a focus issue with my ML500 is NOTHING like my focus problem with my Qumi, it is like comparing breaking a nail vs breaking an arm, that is how drastic the difference is to me.
My projector is in my family room the room is 3/4th under ground and where the heat is not on yet it get cold down there now ( 60 this morning) and when I turn it on I have to focus it, 5 minutes another focus and it's done for the day. I believe the more extreme the delta temp is between off temp and running temp may play a factor in this focus thing, but this is not the real reason for this post.
My HTPC got nailed again (it is my fault, I do things people shouldn't) so I had to format and reload all my software again. While fixing my HTPC I plugged in my back up computer and was surprised at how much better the colors of the desk top were, then I had that moment we all have (DOH).
I downloaded, unziped, then copied to a DVD this file http://www.wuala.com/alluringreality...c/AVCHD-2d.exe
using the instructions found here http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=948496
. I ran the HD-DVD in my Blu Ray player in it's default settings and set the projector to the Blu Ray player, the computer was next.
Downloading this file http://www.spectracal.com/downloads/...c_gen_v1.2.msi
I set my computer to the projector, BUT, little did I know my video card separates the different kind of video.
Example, when watching HDTV from my USB stick my video card calls that video and a different group of settings need to be adjusted, then if I watch Netflix via the computer, that video is treated like the desktop and the desk top adjustments need to be adjusted.
So in closing, to set up any of these projectors for Blu Ray (and if a PC is also used) it is going to take a while, the first is to get the projector to display well with the player, then all other adjustments are via the video card.
Hope it makes sense
ps. I'm 184 hours in ECO and am actually happy with my purchase.